Like a controlled fire, fiery trials lead to better growth. After the fire, the soil is richer, and the trees are stronger. Likewise, after a fiery trial the Christian's character is richer, and they are spiritually stronger. Adversity enters the Christian’s life only through, and by, the permission of God. It doesn’t come to weaken us, but to strengthen us.
Fiery trials teaches us how to tap into God’s anointing for a breakthrough; and it is then that He re-makes us. God said, "Behold, I will make thee a new sharp threshing instrument having teeth: thou shalt thresh the mountains, and beat them small, and shalt make the hills as chaff." (Isaiah 41:15) The anointing breaks the yoke.
“Tried by Fire, Shaped by Grace” is about the struggles Christians encounter during their faith journey, and God’s divine interventions. It will teach you how to walk by faith, and encourage you on this Christian journey. It will inspire you when your light of hope grows dim, and comfort you when despair constrains your progress.
Excerpts from “Tried by Fire, Shaped by Grace”:
The anointing is given to empower you for the greater works ahead. Job likened the trying of his faith to that of gold being purged of its' impurities. Job was tested to see if he would remain faithful to God when God doesn’t answer, and to reveal unto others the awesome resurrecting power of God to restore double, and even more, what Satan steals.